Bandar Metro Puchong (where Tesco Puchong is located) is one of the smaller sections of Puchong but it punches above it’s weight when it comes to food. Apart from the popular Soon Hing wantan mee, there’s Restoran Kok Siong’s famous Nasi Kandar, and one of the most under rated chicken rice stalls in all of Puchong.
Restoran Soon Sing is one of the many kopi tiams operating in Bandar Metro Puchong. The curry mee here is pretty good but I will save that for another day. Today, it’s about Char Kuey Teow. This would be my 8th plate in 8 weeks, after having been off Char Kuey Teow for years.
The stall advertises itself to serve Penang Char Kuey Teow.
The colour looks on the brown side, and looks a bit dry too. The aroma hit me first when the plate first arrived. There was a nice fried smell emanating from it. That was a good sign. The I spotted an infraction. A fish cake! A fish cake in Char Kuey Teow! The good sign was replaced by apprehensiveness.
The only thing I could do now was plunge in to taste it. And surprisingly, it delivered. The seasoning of the kuey teow was good. While there was no lap cheong nor lard, it didn’t disappoint. The prawns were amazingly succulent too.
|Smoothness of the Kuey Teow||3%|
|Freshness, size & amount of prawns||5%|
A 65% for an unassuming plate of Char Kuey Teow.
The performance over price ratio (65/6), comes in at 10.83 on the index – a very good value.
The scoring would currently (12 Sep 2018) put it at the top of table for the best Char Kuey Teow in Puchong.
Restoran Soon Sing
53, Jalan Bandar 12
Bandar Metro Puchong (Google Maps mislabels this as Pusat Bandar Puchong)
Standard sized plated with chicken egg – RM6.00
Added on 15 April 2020
The MCO has really changed things. It’s made pre-ordering from a hawker stall possible. Admittedly, the flavour is different when you tapau the Char Kuey Teow, but if you are missing it – you are not going to complain too much. Or you can order it before you go there.